If nothing else, at least this government will have given Labour a chance to reconsider their position. In my opinion, they were morally and intellectually bankrupt by the time they lost the election in 2010. Not only because of Iraq, but since they claimed to be concerned with opportunity yet failed to enable social mobility or to close the widening gap between the rich and poor. The most interesting strand in Labour's renewal, to me, is the Blue Labour movement led by the Jewish academic Maurice Glasman. This is a revival based on 'flag, faith and family' or, to use another intriguing phrase, 'socialism in one county'. Catholics are against socialism in one country or internationally, but when it's within one county it starts to look a lot like subsidiarity. Interesting that both Labour and Conservatives have looked to Catholic social teaching as ways of rebuilding a society damaged by consumerism. Will Blue Labour go anywhere? More here.